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BMW 2002 Turbo project makes £25k at Anglia Car Auctions

A 1975 BMW 2002 Turbo restoration project made £25,410 when it went under the hammer at Anglia Car Auctions over the Bank Holiday weekend.

Offered with no reserve, the two-owner car  has so-far covered 47,921 miles but is now indeed of a full restoration, including new sills.

There’s some good news for the buyer, though – the car does run and all of its Turbo-specific parts and trim are there and unmolested (although it’s currently on Minilite-style wheels).

The Turbo was just one of several high-value items that passed through the doors at the King’s Lynn-based auction house, the most expensive of which was a 1964 Austin-Healey 3000 MkIII. Restored in the Nineties, the car had been well looked after and fetched £34,650.

Also fetching strong money was a 1969 Mercedes 280SL â€˜Pagoda’ (£28,350) and a 1977 Triumph TR6 with just 2000 miles on the clock (£26,775).

You didn’t have to have nearly £30k in your pocked to come away with a car, though. A 1989 Rover 820E with 38,000 miles on the clock and an MoT  until June next year sold for £1050.

A 1996 Volkswagen Golf GTI Anniversary – one of just 1000 made – fetched £1750. The one-owner car had 109,000 miles on the clock and came with every MoT since new. With prices for MkIIs on the rise, it surely can’t belong before MkIII values follow.

By Daniel Harrison

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